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After Thursday’s landmark deal between P5+1 and Iran regarding the country’s nuclear program, it seems that we may be in the first days of a new era, where the threats of nuclear warfare are, if not behind us, then certainly tamped down. It’s a perfect opportunity to revisit David Crist’s illuminating 2013 book, The Twilight War: The Secret History of America’s Thirty-Year Conflict With Iran. A former marine officer with a historian’s acumen, Crist examines the deeply clouded and often contentious relationship between the two nations.

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FBI Director Chris Wray told members of Congress on Tuesday that the number of domestic terror cases in the United States has "exploded" over the past year and a half, confirming many suspicions surrounding the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

On Tuesday, Wray told members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that the FBI's domestic terrorism caseload has "more than doubled" since the spring of 2020, "from about 1,000 to around 2,700 investigations."

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